Joined-up Data Standards

The Joined-up Data Standards project, implemented in partnership with Publish What You Fund and supported by the Omidyar Network, explores how data published to competing standards can be made usable, and how development data standards can be designed, improved and governed to enable greater interoperability. The aim is to support the use of data to improve decision-making and accountability.

Our work

Joining up data standards is important because it allows us to unlock the immense potential of data to help drive poverty eradication and sustainable development. In recent years, more and more valuable data is becoming available, but much of it can’t be turned into useful information because it is being published in different formats, to different standards or on different platforms.

With our partners Publish What You Fund, we aim to improve how standard-setting bodies, data producers and data users collaborate to make their data interoperable and easily comparable with other data. We do this by exploring how data can be joined up and by bringing stakeholders together to find solutions to common problems.

Find out more about the project by visiting our Joined-up Data Standards website

We encourage anyone interested in contributing to our work to contact us.